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Taxi drivers angry at costly 'enforced' card machines

Taxi drivers in Jersey are angry at government plans forcing them to install card machines in their cars, which they would have to pay for.

The technology can cost more than £200, but the Transport Minister could sign proposals off in the next two weeks.

Currently, only around 25 out of 150 rank taxis have a card facility.

Many drivers think the machines boost business, but others are saying "we don't want it".

However, there is widespread support from taxi drivers at the Airport.

There is no cash point at arrivals and Chris Gouyette, from Jersey Taxi Drivers Association, says drivers have already made they move because they realise some passengers "need" the machines.

Jersey Airport has told ITV News they are planning to install a new cash point at arrivals within three months.

But, if plans go ahead all taxis will have to have a card machine by the end of October.

Private hire cab companies say most of their cars have card machines and they aim to have all drivers equipped with them soon.